Since 2005, the earth has experienced nine of the ten hottest years on record. In 2020, the US has seen more than a 70% increase in burned forest acreage, and the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are currently melting at a rate that is six times faster than it was in the 1990's.
Beyond the moral imperative of climate change, there is an emerging business imperative - annual disaster costs are up more than four times since the 1990's, 22% of global carbon emissions are now subject to carbon cost, and companies with a combined $15.4 Trillion in market capitalization have set science based climate targets.
The result is an ever-accelerating set of opportunities for low-carbon, no-carbon, and negative-carbon solutions across multiple industries. The future will demand Acceleration of current product introduction timelines, an increased risk of Disruption for established players differentiated by legacy technology, and growing cross-vertical Collaboration to introduce and grow climate-responsive products and technologies.